Thursday, 16 October 2008

Norfolk and Suffolk

Mr G and I have just spent a lovely week in East Anglia, the first three days were in a little self catering cottage in the delightfully named village of Great Snoring! Feeling the need for a chilled out break we thought we would go somewhere we had never been before and explore a bit...and it's not too hilly either! We stopped off at Waitrose for a few supplies in Swaffham and noticed the wind turbine next to it had an observation area at the top. On further investigation we found you could climb up there for a fiver..............
So 300+ steps later and we were at the top looking at the wonderful view across Norfolk! The spiral stairs get narrower as you go up and it's quite claustrophobic as you near the top. Weirdly it was worse going down and made you feel quite dizzy, the whole thing moves and sways in the wind too! So far, so good for a flat walking holiday!
The sunset at Blakeney was lovely, the North coast of Norfolk is such a treat and birds to knock your socks off. We watched a Barn Owl hunting for about half an hour in the field we were in and around us at dusk.
The moon reflected in the water was just a perfect view as we returned back to the cottage. While we were in North Norfolk we also saw Avocets, Spotted Redshank and Snipe as well as a host of other goodies ( No, not the Bill Oddie Goodie!)

7 comments:

LBP said...

Hello! I followed you here from Codlins and Cream and have enjoyed perusing your blog. What beautiful photos. It's interesting that I live in Virginia in the US and on the east coast of our state there is a Norfolk and a Suffolk! I had to click your profile to see if you lived near me!

Jean said...

These photos are so peaceful, especially the reflection of the moon. It must be a wonderful little cottage.

happyone said...

It appears it was well worth the trip up all those stairs. :-) What a great view.
All your photos are beautiful!

Tricia said...

I didn't realise you could get to the top of a wind turbine.

Atmospheric pictures Goosey :)

Goosey said...

The view was amazing from the top Happy One, and Tricia, I think it's the only one in the country that you can go up, so if you are near Swaffham and you have enough puff give it a go!
lbp and Jean, nice to see your blogs and thanks for leaving a comment.

Bovey Belle said...

Hi Linda - fancy meeting you here! Lovely blog ain't it?

Goosey - looks like you had a lovely break, and plenty of birds for you to spot too. Lovely photos, as always.

Morgan said...

Glad to read about your holiday in Norfolk and Suffolk - full of admiration that you are brave enough to climb the wind turbine as I have driven past it hundreds of times and always vow, "Never!" as I am petrified of heights so many thanks for sharing the photos.

Morgan